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WaateaNews: The sad joke of Labour Day

By   /  October 26, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

Labour Day became a national holiday in New Zealand in 1899. It was to commemorate and celebrate the rise of worker powers and how the earliest Pakeha settlers coming to New Zealand fought to create a fair balance of power between the boss and the worker.

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WaateaNews: As we celebrate a magnificent political win – let’s remember those who could not survive National

By   /  October 21, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

The Labour-NZ First-Green Government was a dream, an illusion with no fixed reality 10 weeks ago, yet here we are after MMP with a mandate for change and a functioning Parliamentary majority. This is indeed a time for us to rejoice and feel empowered by our democracy. But after we have celebrated, let’s remember those who could not endure National’s 9 years in office or who were crushed into apathy by their brutal policy decisions.

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WaateaNews: Metiria Turei vs Jian Yang – Compare the media values at work

By   /  October 14, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  23 Comments

How come a Maori solo mum who stole to feed her child a quarter of a century ago is a bigger story than a possible Chinese spy deeply embedded inside our own Government?

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WaateaNews: How do Māori respond to the next wave of colonisation?

By   /  October 5, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  29 Comments

The impact of the Asian-NZ population tripling in the space of 20 years and overtaking Māori has political, economic and cultural ramifications that haven’t been discussed yet it’s a debate that is already running.

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First ever South Auckland Mayoral Debate

By   /  September 23, 2016  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

“Vic Crone should come to South Auckland experience cultural diversity properly and not just out her car window on the way to the airport.”

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Covering the Labour Party conference for Waatea News next week

By   /  October 29, 2015  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

Labour Party Conference 2015

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This weeks Waatea news column – Labour owe Maori and Pacific Island communities some real wins

By   /  December 24, 2014  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on This weeks Waatea news column – Labour owe Maori and Pacific Island communities some real wins

This weeks Waatea news column – Labour owe Maori and Pacific Island communities some real wins

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This weeks Waatea news column – Why proclaiming Key as the Politician of the Year is ethically bankrupt

By   /  December 16, 2014  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

Why proclaiming Key as the Politician of the Year is ethically bankrupt

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This weeks Waatea news column – How should Waitangi Tribunal ruling on Sovereignty be implemented?

By   /  December 10, 2014  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

This weeks Waatea news column – How should Waitangi Tribunal ruling on Sovereignty be implemented?

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